The new job has begun. I have already been asked to make serious decisions by people who's names I had heard but not remembered. How am I supposed to decide which account should be charged for a meeting I have never heard of? I might be in over my head.I suppose you could call this my first "adult" job. Everything else I have done (even teaching in it's own way) has been more on the administrative side of things. Now, I am management. I do not like how the other half lives.
So far, I have: stared blankly at my assistant as she asked me where certain files were; tried to figure out what greeting to use with lawyers (it's easy with doctors, you just default to Dr. now, after 6 years, I have to traverse the Ms/Mrs minefield again;) been told that I must attend 2 receptions and a dinner next week (seriously, lawyers have a lot of receptions;) been told that I need to prepare performance evaluation materials for my assistant whose name I am only now starting to remember; sent a borderline spam email introducing myself to a sizeable portion of Alameda County; and elicited laughter when I called a member and asked if they were busy (alas, nowhere in the database did it mention that this member was a presiding judge…)
I bet most of you readers are excited to think that there is now one more semi-literate source for wacky legal anecdotes, aren't you?
PS- There is no way in any just world that I should be someone's supervisor. Sheesh.
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